An empirical study of cycles among classes in Java

@article{Melton2006AnES,
  title={An empirical study of cycles among classes in Java},
  author={Hayden Melton and Ewan D. Tempero},
  journal={Empirical Software Engineering},
  year={2006},
  volume={12},
  pages={389-415}
}
Advocates of the design principle avoid cyclic dependencies among modules have argued that cycles are detrimental to software quality attributes such as understandability, testability, reusability, buildability and maintainability, yet folklore suggests such cycles are common in real object-oriented systems. In this paper we present the first significant empirical study of cycles among the classes of 78 open- and closed-source Java applications. We find that, of the applications comprising… CONTINUE READING
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